EFC II #144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dir. George Marshall
Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy

The one hundred and forty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Marshall’s highly entertaining Western, Destry Rides Again.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a lot of fun and features two icons of cinema together on screen in Dietrich and Stewart.

EFC II #125 – The Man from Laramie (1955)

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#125 – The Man from Laramie (1955)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O’Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon, Wallace Ford

The one hundred and twenty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, an Anthony Mann western starring James Stewart, The Man from Laramie.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, it was good but not must see.

Luke: No, I really enjoyed it, and a very good film, but not essential.

EFC II #64 – Stagecoach (1939)

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#64 – Stagecoach (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler

The sixty-forth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Ford’s iconic western, marking his first team up with the legendary John Wayne, Stagecoach.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, absolutely, an excellent western, and an excellent film in general.

EFC II #58 – Blazing Saddles (1974)

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#58 – Blazing Saddles (1974)
Dir. Mel Brooks
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Jack Starrett, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Carol DeLuise, Richard Collier, Charles McGregor

The fifty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the rip roaring Western send up from Mel Brooks starring the incomparable Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic.

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the all time great comedies without a doubt, hilarious in a way that I think is lost these days.

EFC II #24 – Hombre (1967)

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#24 – Hombre (1967)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Starring: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Rush, Peter Lazer

The twenty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Paul Newman western vehicle, Hombre.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, it’s a really good western that I loved watching, but not an essential.